Publications

2021

Pillalamarri, Akhilesh and Cody Stanley. “Online Content Regulation: An International Comparison.” GW Law International Law and Policy Brief. 8 Dec. 2021.

Pillalamarri, Akhilesh. “Afghanistan’s Failed Constitution.” The Diplomat. 12 Aug. 2021.

Pillalamarri, Akhilesh. “Vietnam’s Battle to Market Its Prized Rice.” The Diplomat. 16 July 2021.

Pillalamarri, Akhilesh. “Why India’s Democracy is Not Dying.” The Diplomat. 14 June 2021.

Pillalamarri, Akhilesh. “How Asia Will Shape International Law in the 21st Century: The Return of Geopolitics.” GW Law International Law and Policy Brief. 11 June 2021.

Pillalamarri, Akhilesh. “The Evolution of Law and Administration in India: Ancient, Medieval, And Modern.” Thesis. June 2021.

Pillalamarri, Akhilesh. “Why Moroccan Sovereignty Over Western Sahara Should Be Recognized.” GW Law International Law and Policy Brief. 1 March 2021.

2020

Pillalamarri, Akhilesh. COVID-19: American Versus Indian Federalism. GW Law International Law and Policy Brief. 18 Dec. 2020.

Pillalamarri, Akhilesh. “How India Will Chart Its Own Economic Course.” The Diplomat. 21 Aug. 2020.

Pillalamarri, Akhilesh. “History of Tibet-Ladakh Relations and Their Modern Implications.” The Diplomat. 11 July 2020.

Pillalamarri, Akhilesh. “Why India Needs to Draw the Line With China: The Geopolitics of the Sino-Indian Skirmish.” The Diplomat. 23 June 2020.

2019

Pillalamarri, Akhilesh. “A Changing India: A Land of Dichotomies and Magic.” The Diplomat. 26 Aug. 2019.

Pillalamarri, Akhilesh. “A Changing India: Caught Between Illiberalism and Social Revolution.” The Diplomat. 18 Aug. 2019.

Pillalamarri, Akhilesh. “India’s Cultural and History Geography: The Deccan and Aryavarta.” The Diplomat. 13 Aug. 2019.

Pillalamarri, Akhilesh. “Long Overdue: Why Ladakh’s New Status in India Should Be Welcomed.” The Diplomat. 8 Aug. 2019.

Pillalamarri, Akhilesh. “The Story of India’s Many Scripts.” The Diplomat. 1 July 2019.

Pillalamarri, Akhilesh. “Making Sense of India’s Historic 2019 Elections.” The Diplomat Magazine. Issue 55, June 2019.

Pillalamarri, Akhilesh. “3 Critical Questions After India’s Historic 2019 General Elections.” The Diplomat. 27 May 2019.

Pillalamarri, Akhilesh. “Why Territorial Sovereignty Should Be Flexible.” The National Interest. 16 May 2019.

Pillalamarri, Akhilesh. “Understanding India’s Elections.” The Diplomat Magazine. Issue 54, May 2019.

Pillalamarri, Akhilesh. “Indian Elections 2019: Do Narendra Modi and the BJP Deserve a Second Term?The Diplomat. 17 April 2019.

Pillalamarri, Akhilesh. “Balochistan and China’s Pakistan Ambitions.” The Diplomat Magazine. Issue 53, April 2019.

Pillalamarri, Akhilesh. “The Origins of Hindu-Muslim Conflict in South Asia.” The Diplomat. 16 March 2019.

Pillalamarri, Akhilesh. “What Happened at Pulwama and Balakot.” The Diplomat Magazine. Issue 52, March 2019.

Pillalamarri, Akhilesh. “Where Did Indians Come From, Part 4: How Unique is Indian Society?The Diplomat. 12 Feb. 2019.

Pillalamarri, Akhilesh. “Here’s Why the US Should Agree To a Deal With the Taliban.” The Hill. 1 Feb. 2019.

Pillalamarri, Akhilesh. “Why Bangladesh’s Authoritarian Turn Is Here to Stay.” The Diplomat Magazine. Issue 51, February 2019.

Pillalamarri, Akhilesh. “Where Did Indians Come From, Part 3: What Is Caste?The Diplomat. 14 Jan. 2019.

Pillalamarri, Akhilesh. “Where Indians Come From, Part 2: Dravidians and Aryans.” The Diplomat. 7 Jan. 2019.

Pillalamarri, Akhilesh. “Unraveled: Where Indians Come From, Part 1.” The Diplomat. 5 Jan. 2019.

Pillalamarri, Akhilesh. “A Corridor to Peace?” The Diplomat Magazine. Issue 50, January 2019.

2018

Pillalamarri, Akhilesh. “Why Trump Is Right About Withdrawing From Syria.” Los Angeles Times. 21 Dec. 2018.

Pillalamarri, Akhilesh. “Road to 2019: India’s Two Main Parties Converge.” The Diplomat. 20 Dec. 2018.

Pillalamarri, Akhilesh. “The Problem With India’s Major Political Parties.” The Diplomat. 14 Dec. 2018.

Pillalamarri, Akhilesh. “Understanding India’s Political Evolution.” The Diplomat. 13 Dec. 2018.

Pillalamarri, Akhilesh. “How the British Ascended in India 200 Years Ago.” The Diplomat. 8 Dec. 2018.

Pillalamarri, Akhilesh. “Political Culture and the Chinese Communist Party’s Modern Authoritarianism.” The Diplomat. 1 Dec. 2018.

Pillalamarri, Akhilesh. “Why Europe Should Defend Itself.” RealClearDefense. 28 Nov. 2018.

Pillalamarri, Akhilesh. “Twitter, Indian Liberalism, and the Truth About Caste.” The Diplomat. 22 Nov. 2018.

Pillalamarri, Akhilesh. “The Maldivian Surprise.” The Diplomat Magazine. Issue 48, November 2018.

Pillalamarri, Akhilesh. “Asian Rivalries and the Sri Lankan Constitutional Crisis.” The Diplomat. 31 Oct. 2018.

Pillalamarri, Akhilesh. “Hinduism and Political Mobilization in India: From Allahabad to Prayagraj?The Diplomat. 24 Oct. 2018.

Pillalamarri, Akhilesh. “Is The New US Drone Base In Niger Worth The Cost?Defense News. 16 Oct. 2018.

Pillalamarri, Akhilesh. “Imran Khan’s Misplaced Priorities.” The Diplomat Magazine. Issue 47, October 2018.

Pillalamarri, Akhilesh. “How India Influenced Southeast Asian Civilization.” The Diplomat. 29 Sept. 2018.

Pillalamarri, Akhilesh. “India’s Foreign Policy in a Changing World.” The Diplomat. 20 Sept. 2018.

Pillalamarri, Akhilesh. “Will We Ever Leave Afghanistan?The National Interest. 6 Sept. 2018.

Pillalamarri, Akhilesh. “‘Crazy Rich Asians’: Who Is an Asian?The Diplomat. 1 Sept. 2018.

Pillalamarri, Akhilesh. “India’s Northeastern Ethnic Tinderbox.” The Diplomat Magazine. Issue 46, September 2018.

Pillalamarri, Akhilesh. “Former PM Atal Bihari Vajpayee, the Man Who Saw India’s Entry Into the 21st Century, Dies.” The Diplomat. 17 Aug. 2018.

Pillalamarri, Akhilesh. “South India’s Warrior Lords: The Telugus.” The Diplomat. 10 Aug. 2018.

Pillalamarri, Akhilesh. “Iranians: Not Pining for American Intervention.” The American Conservative. 6 Aug. 2018. 

Pillalamarri, Akhilesh. “India’s Neighborhood Under Modi.” The Diplomat Magazine. Issue 45, August 2018.

Pillalamarri, Akhilesh. “India’s Evolving Linguistic Landscape: Beyond Hindi.” The Diplomat. 30 July 2018.

Pillalamarri, Akhilesh. “India’s Evolving Linguistic Landscape.” The Diplomat. 27 July 2018.

Pillalamarri, Akhilesh. “Previewing Pakistan’s General Elections.” The Diplomat Magazine. Issue 44, July 2018.

Pillalamarri, Akhilesh. “Why the US Shouldn’t Build More Foreign Bases.” Defense News. 6 June 2018.

Pillalamarri, Akhilesh. “Why India and Iran Are Destined to Drift Apart.” The Diplomat Magazine. Issue 43, June 2018.

Pillalamarri, Akhilesh. “There’s No Need to Attack a Declining Iran.” RealClearDefense. 8 May, 2018.

Pillalamarri, Akhilesh. “The Future of Regional Parties in India.” The Diplomat Magazine. Issue 42, May 2018.

Pillalamarri, Akhilesh. “A Saffron Wave in India’s Northeast.” The Diplomat Magazine. Issue 41, April 2018.

Pillalamarri, Akhilesh. “What My DNA Says About India’s History.” The Diplomat. 14 March 2018.

Pillalamarri, Akhilesh. “Crisis in Paradise.” The Diplomat Magazine. Issue 40, March 2018.

Pillalamarri, Akhilesh. “America Needs to Reorient Its South Asia Policy.” RealClearDefense. 22 Feb. 2018.

Pillalamarri, Akhilesh. “Pakistani Politics on the Move Before 2018 Election.” The Diplomat Magazine. Issue 39, Feb. 2018.

Pillalamarri, Akhilesh. “Why Iran’s Monarchy Could Unite a Divided Country.” The Diplomat. 13 Jan. 2018.

Pillalamarri, Akhilesh. “Narendra Modi’s Political Appeal Continues in India.” The Diplomat Magazine. Issue 38, Jan. 2018.

2017

Pillalamarri, Akhilesh. “How Can India Leverage the Trump National Security Strategy?The Diplomat. 29 Dec. 2017.

Pillalamarri, Akhilesh. “Nepal: Caught Between India and China As Elections Approach.” The Diplomat Magazine. Issue 37, Dec. 2017.

Pillalamarri, Akhilesh. “Afghanistan’s Persian Linguistic Identity.” The Diplomat. 14 Nov. 2017.

Pillalamarri, Akhilesh. “The Consequences of America’s Unrestrained Foreign Policy.” The Diplomat. 10 Nov. 2017.

Pillalamarri, Akhilesh. “The Five Greatest U.S. Foreign Policy Presidents.” The American Conservative. 3 Nov. 2017.

Pillalamarri, Akhilesh. “Pakistan’s Changing Politics.” The Diplomat Magazine. Issue 36, Nov. 2017.

Pillalamarri, Akhilesh. “Buddhism and Islam in Asia: A Long and Complicated History.” The Diplomat. 30 Oct. 2017.

Pillalamarri, Akhilesh. “Five Worst Foreign Policy Presidents in American History.” The American Conservative. 4 Oct. 2017.

Pillalamarri, Akhilesh. “Trolls and a Controversial King: Indian History and Modern Scholarship.” The Diplomat. 3 Oct. 2017.

Pillalamarri, Akhilesh. “Myanmar and Migrations.” The Diplomat Magazine. Issue 35, Oct. 2017.

Pillalamarri, Akhilesh. “When Burma Was Still Part of British India.” The Diplomat. 30 Sept. 2017.

Pillalamarri, Akhilesh. “Could North Korea’s Example Inspire Iran and Pakistan?The Diplomat. 21 Sept. 2017.

Pillalamarri, Akhilesh. “Five U.S. States That Never Made the Map.” The American Conservative. 13 Sept. 2017.

Pillalamarri, Akhilesh. “A Cry for Gorkhaland.” The Diplomat Magazine. Issue 34, Sept. 2017.

Pillalamarri, Akhilesh. “Ranked: 5 Battles You Never Heard of That Changed World History Forever.” The National Interest. 25 Aug. 2017.

Pillalamarri, Akhilesh. “70 Years of the Radcliffe Line: Understanding the Story of Indian Partition.” The Diplomat. 19 August 2017.

Pillalamarri, Akhilesh. “The British Raj’s Social and Institutional Impact on Indian Society.” The Diplomat. 17 August 2017.

Pillalamarri, Akhilesh. “Bhutan’s Relationship With India Is Under a Spotlight.” The Diplomat Magazine. Issue 33, August 2017.

Pillalamarri, Akhilesh. “With Dramatics in Bihar, the BJP’s March to Dominance in Indian Politics Continues.” The Diplomat. 28 July 2017.

Pillalamarri, Akhilesh. “Hindu-Americans Don’t Vote Republican.” The American Conservative. 10 July 2017.

Pillalamarri, Akhilesh. “Why Does India Have an Education Crisis?” The Diplomat Magazine. Issue 32, July 2017.

Pillalamarri, Akhilesh. “Why Is Afghanistan the ‘Graveyard of Empires’?The Diplomat. 30 June 2017.

Pillalamarri, Akhilesh. “Déjà Vu: The Middle East Tinderbox.” Rising Powers in Global Governance. 27 June 2017.

Pillalamarri, Akhilesh. “Aurangzeb’s Controversial Legacy in South Asia.” The Diplomat Magazine. Issue 31, June 2017.

Pillalamarri, Akhilesh. “Will Iran Turn Back Toward the Revolution?The American Conservative. 18 May 2017.

Pillalamarri, Akhilesh. “Geeks, Nerdoms, and Politics.” The American Conservative. 8 May 2017.

Pillalamarri, Akhilesh. “Is Indian Society Racist?” The Diplomat Magazine. Issue 30, May 2017.

Pillalamarri, Akhilesh. “India’s Ram Mandir Controversy Gains New Relevance. What Are the Stakes?The Diplomat. 19 April 2017.

Pillalamarri, Akhilesh. “South Asia’s Reckoning With Global Alignments in the Trump Era.” The Diplomat. 19 April 2017.

Pillalamarri, Akhilesh. “France Still Matters.” The American Conservative. 14 April 2017.

Pillalamarri, Akhilesh. “Should We Talk to the Taliban?The American Conservative. 4 April 2017.

Pillalamarri, Akhilesh. “Pakistan Rethinks Its Tribal Areas.” The Diplomat Magazine. Issue 29, April 2017.

Pillalamarri, Akhilesh. “The Bitter Fruits of Wilsonianism.” The American Conservative. 28 March 2017.

Pillalamarri, Akhilesh. “Lessons From India’s Election for the Evolution of the Indian Political System.” The Diplomat. 15 March 2017.

Pillalamarri, Akhilesh. “From Vision to Reality: The New U.S. Diplomacy Center Opens in Foggy Bottom.” The American Conservative Magazine. March/April 2017.

Pillalamarri, Akhilesh. “A Bloody Start to 2017 in Pakistan.” The Diplomat Magazine. Issue 28, March 2017.

Pillalamarri, Akhilesh. “Spengler vs. Evola.” The American Conservative. 21 Feb. 2017.

Pillalamarri, Akhilesh. “Must We Have a ‘Melting Pot’? ‘Salad bowls’ are Historically Common and Entirely Consistent with Human Nature.” The American Conservative. 15 Feb. 2017.

Pillalamarri, Akhilesh. “How A Hindu Apocalyptic Worldview Influences Steve Bannon.” The Huffington Post. 13 Feb. 2017.

Pillalamarri, Akhilesh. “Does India’s 2017 Budget Impress?The Diplomat. 9 Feb. 2017.

Pillalamarri, Akhilesh. “A Year of Elections for the World’s Biggest Democracy.” The Diplomat Magazine. Issue 27, Feb. 2017.

Pillalamarri, Akhilesh. “India Must Adapt Quickly in the Age of Trump.” The Diplomat. 26 Jan. 2017.

Pillalamarri, Akhilesh. “5 Empires that Totally Dominated History.” The National Interest. 25 Jan. 2017.

Pillalamarri, Akhilesh. “Trump, Putin, Xi, and the Return of Kingship.” The Diplomat. 19 Jan. 2017.

Pillalamarri, Akhilesh. “Does Promoting American Values Make the World Safer?The American Conservative. 11 Jan. 2017.

Pillalamarri, Akhilesh. “Review: International Affairs on India’s Rise and Foreign Policy.” The Diplomat. 10 Jan. 2017.

Pillalamarri, Akhilesh. “South Asia 70 Years After Independence: The British Legacy.” The Diplomat Magazine. Issue 26, Jan. 2017.

2016

Pillalamarri, Akhilesh. “Australia and the Crown.” The Diplomat. 31 Dec. 2016.

Pillalamarri, Akhilesh. “The Geopolitics of India and Russia’s Disparate Interests.” The Diplomat. 28 Dec. 2016.

Pillalamarri, Akhilesh. “Hannibal vs. Rome: Why the Battle of Cannae Is One of the Most Important in History.” The National Interest. 17 Dec. 2016.

Pillalamarri, Akhilesh. “The Politics and Sense of India’s Currency Ban.” The Diplomat Magazine. Issue 25, Dec. 2016.

Pillalamarri, Akhilesh. “The Middle East as the Pivot of the International System.” Rising Powers in Global Governance. 29 Nov. 2016.

Pillalamarri, Akhilesh. “The Solution to Illiberal Democracy in the Age of Trump: Liberal Autocracy.” The Diplomat. 18 Nov. 2016.

Pillalamarri, Akhilesh. “The 5 Most Important Treaties in World History.” The National Interest. 12 Nov. 2016.

Pillalamarri, Akhilesh. “Humans Arrived in Australia 49,000 Years Ago.” The Diplomat. 4 Nov. 2016.

Pillalamarri, Akhilesh. “Militancy Intensifies Along the Bangladesh-Myanmar Border.” The Diplomat Magazine. Issue 24, Nov. 2016.

Pillalamarri, Akhilesh. “Asia’s New Democracies and the Liberal World Order.” The Diplomat. 28 Oct. 2016.

Pillalamarri, Akhilesh. “Tracing the Quran’s Journey.” The Diplomat. 25 Oct. 2016.

Pillalamarri, Akhilesh. “5 Bloody Battles That Defined Syria’s History.” The National Interest. 15 Oct. 2016.

Pillalamarri, Akhilesh. “Bhumibol Adulyadej and Buddhist Kingship in Thailand.” The Diplomat. 15 Oct. 2016.

Pillalamarri, Akhilesh. “Imagining South Asia Without Pakistan.” The Diplomat. 6 Oct. 2016.

Pillalamarri, Akhilesh. “Geopolitics in Asia: Will India Become the Pivot of Asian Security?EastWest Institute Policy Innovation Blog. 4 Oct. 2016.

Pillalamarri, Akhilesh. “Swachh Bharat, Two Years Later.” The Diplomat Magazine. Issue 23, Oct. 2016.

Pillalamarri, Akhilesh. “India’s Capital City: Should We Call It Delhi or New Delhi?The Diplomat. 29 Sept. 2016.

Pillalamarri, Akhilesh. “India and Sri Lanka in Antiquity.” The Diplomat. 18 Sept. 2016.

Pillalamarri, Akhilesh. “Just How Transformational Will India’s GST Be?The Diplomat. 16 Sept. 2016.

Pillalamarri, Akhilesh. “The Tajik Tragedy of Uzbekistan.” The Diplomat. 6 Sept. 2016.

Pillalamarri, Akhilesh. “It’s Time to Make the G20 More Asian.” The Diplomat. 2 Sept. 2016.

Pillalamarri, Akhilesh. “Finding Peace in Kashmir.” The Diplomat Magazine. Issue 22, Sept. 2016.

Pillalamarri, Akhilesh. “3 Problems with War and Strategy in Medieval India.” The Diplomat. 27 Aug. 2016.

Pillalamarri, Akhilesh. “Exactly 500 Years Ago, This Battle Changed the Middle East Forever.” The National Interest. 24 Aug. 2016.

Pillalamarri, Akhilesh. “Explaining India’s Olympics Performance.” The Diplomat. 20 Aug. 2016.

Pillalamarri, Akhilesh. Guest Panelist, “The Newsmakers: Duterte’s War on Drugs and the Modern Monarchy.” TRT World. Television. 10 Aug. 2016.

Pillalamarri, Akhilesh. “Why is Modern Iran So Sensitive to Treason? Ancient History.” The Diplomat. 9 Aug. 2016.

Pillalamarri, Akhilesh. “America Needs a Parliament.” The National Interest. 2 Aug. 2016.

Pillalamarri, Akhilesh. “Hindutva in Modern India.” The Diplomat Magazine. Issue 21, August 2016.

Pillalamarri, Akhilesh. “Dear Steve King: Here’s What Asia Contributed to Western Civilization.” The Diplomat. 20 July 2016.

Pillalamarri, Akhilesh. “India and the Downsides of the South China Sea Decision.” The Diplomat. 20 July 2016.

Pillalamarri, Akhilesh. “Japan’s Emperor Wants to Abdicate, But That May Require Legal Reforms.” The Diplomat. 15 July 2016.

Pillalamarri, Akhilesh. “5 Ways India Can Become a Soft Power Superpower.” The Diplomat. 6 July 2016.

Pillalamarri, Akhilesh. “Stitching Bangladesh’s Old Wounds.” The Diplomat Magazine. Issue 20, July 2016.

Pillalamarri, Akhilesh. “Why Isn’t Game of Thrones Asian?The Diplomat. 30 June 2016.

Pillalamarri, Akhilesh. “Seeking Status: Will India Learn the Lessons of Bismarck’s Germany?The Diplomat. 24 June 2016.

Pillalamarri, Akhilesh. “Afghanistan’s Love-Hate Relationship With Homosexuality.” The Diplomat. 15 June 2016.

Pillalamarri, Akhilesh. “India and the Gulf States Share a Long History.” The Diplomat. 10 June 2016.

Pillalamarri, Akhilesh. “Allah Save the King.” The National Interest. 4 June 2016.

Pillalamarri, Akhilesh. “Revealed: The Truth Behind the Indus Valley Civilization’s ‘Collapse.’The Diplomat. 2 June 2016.

Pillalamarri, Akhilesh. “Modi’s Neighborhood, Two Years On.” The Diplomat Magazine. Issue 19, June 2016.

Pillalamarri, Akhilesh. “3 Reasons the Chabahar Agreement Won’t Solve South Asia’s Problems.” The Diplomat. 30 May 2016.

Pillalamarri, Akhilesh. “South Asia or India: An Old Debate Resurfaces in California.” The Diplomat. 24 May 2016.

Pillalamarri, Akhilesh. “India’s Government Wants to Control All Maps Depicting the Country.” The Diplomat. 14 May 2016.

Pillalamarri, Akhilesh. “Who Is Pakistan Rooting For in the US Elections?The Diplomat. 7 May 2016.

Pillalamarri, Akhilesh. “Pakistan’s Shifting Approach to Myanmar.”
The Diplomat Magazine. Issue 18, May 2016.

Pillalamarri, Akhilesh. “Donald Trump’s Foreign Policy: Implications for Asia.”
The Diplomat. 29 April 2016.

Pillalamarri, Akhilesh. “Diamonds are Forever: India and the UK Revisit the Koh-I-Noor Diamond.” The Diplomat. 22 April 2016.

Pillalamarri, Akhilesh and Ankit Panda. “Why Peace Talks Between India and Pakistan Fell Apart Once Again.” Podcast.
The Diplomat. 15 April 2016.

Pillalamarri, Akhilesh. “Can India Ever Become a Great Power?
The Diplomat. 13 April 2016.

Pillalamarri, Akhilesh. “Why India’s Upcoming State Elections Matter.”
The Diplomat. 9 April 2016.

Pillalamarri, Akhilesh and Lisa A. Bergstrom “Obama: George W. Bush With Drones.” The National Interest. 5 April 2016.

Pillalamarri, Akhilesh. “Does Kazakhstan Get Nuclear Nonproliferation?The Diplomat. 2 April 2016.

Pillalamarri, Akhilesh. “India Between Nationalism and Free Speech.” The Diplomat Magazine. Issue 17, April 2016.

Pillalamarri, Akhilesh. “The Quran, As Seen by the Muslims.” The Diplomat. 29 March 2016.

Pillalamarri, Akhilesh. “When Elizabeth II Was Queen of Pakistan.” The Diplomat. 17 March 2016.

Pillalamarri, Akhilesh. “Does Obama Care About India?The Diplomat. 12 March 2016.

Pillalamarri, Akhilesh. “Why India Should ‘Look West’ Instead.” The Diplomat. 7 March 2016.

Pillalamarri, Akhilesh. “South Asia: Tethered to the Middle East; Southeast Asia: Tethered to China.” The Diplomat. 7 March 2016.

Pillalamarri, Akhilesh. “The Trouble with Punjabi Dominance in Pakistan.” The Diplomat Magazine. Issue 16, March 2016.

Pillalamarri, Akhilesh. “India’s Bharatiya Janata Party Joins Union of International Conservative Parties.” The Diplomat. 27 Feb. 2016.

Pillalamarri, Akhilesh. “A Brief History of Modern Fantasy.” Backroom Whispering Productions (Blog). 26 Feb. 2016.

Pillalamarri, Akhilesh. “Discovering Cyrus the Great’s Secrets in Modern Iran.” The Diplomat. 19 Feb. 2016.

Pillalamarri, Akhilesh. “A Brief History of Balochistan.” The Diplomat. 12 Feb. 2016.

Pillalamarri, Akhilesh. “Hindu Marriages Will Be Legitimized in Pakistan.” The Diplomat. 12 Feb. 2016.

Pillalamarri, Akhilesh. “The Weird Case of the Uzbek Language.” The Diplomat. 8 Feb. 2016.

Pillalamarri, Akhilesh. “Battling for Secularism in Bangladesh.” The Diplomat Magazine. Issue 15, Feb. 2016.

Pillalamarri, Akhilesh. “Revealed: Why ISIS Hates the Taliban.” The Diplomat. 29 Jan. 2016.

Pillalamarri, Akhilesh. “The Surprising Historical Truth About the ‘Silk Road’.” The Diplomat. 22 Jan. 2016.

Pillalamarri, Akhilesh. “How South Asia Will Save Global Islam.” The Diplomat. 8 Jan. 2016.

Pillalamarri, Akhilesh. “The Truth Behind the Maratha Empire in India.” The Diplomat. 5 Jan. 2016.

Pillalamarri, Akhilesh. “The Asia-Pacific in 2016: What to Expect—India, Domestic.” The Diplomat Magazine. Issue 14, Jan. 2016.

2015

Pillalamarri, Akhilesh. “Understanding Pakistan’s Role in the Saudi-Led Anti-Terror Coalition.” The Diplomat. 19 Dec. 2015.

Pillalamarri, Akhilesh. “Do US Presidential Candidates Care About South Asia?The Diplomat. 16 Dec. 2015.

Pillalamarri, Akhilesh. “How Asians Came to See the Seas and Naval Strategy Like the West.” The Diplomat. 4 Dec. 2015.

Pillalamarri, Akhilesh. “Revisiting India’s Handling of the Nepal Crisis.” The Diplomat Magazine. Issue 13, Dec. 2015.

Pillalamarri, Akhilesh. “Colonial Diamonds Are Forever: India and the Koh-i-Noor Diamond.” The Diplomat. 12 Nov. 2015.

Pillalamarri, Akhilesh. “The Beef Taboo.” The Diplomat Magazine. Issue 12, Nov. 2015.

Pillalamarri, Akhilesh. “300 Years Ago, Afghanistan’s ‘George Washington’ Died.” The Diplomat. 28 Oct. 2015.

Pillalamarri, Akhilesh. “A Brief History of the US Navy in the Indian Ocean.” The Diplomat. 14 Oct. 2015.

Pillalamarri, Akhilesh. “Will the US Really Offer Pakistan a Nuclear Deal? Don’t Count On It.” The Diplomat. 8 Oct. 2015.

Pillalamarri, Akhilesh. “The True Origins of India’s Military Strategy.” The National Interest. 6 Oct. 2015.

Pillalamarri, Akhilesh. “Here’s the Most Disturbing Thing About the Taliban Takeover of Kunduz.” The Diplomat. 2 Oct. 2015.

Pillalamarri, Akhilesh. “The Promise of Peace in Nagaland.” The Diplomat Magazine. Issue 11, Oct. 2015.

Pillalamarri, Akhilesh. “Here’s the Real Reason Why India’s Economy Is Smaller Than China’s.” The Diplomat. 11 Sept. 2015.

Pillalamarri, Akhilesh. “Remembering the British Indian Army.” The Diplomat Magazine. Issue 10, Sept. 2015.

Pillalamarri, Akhilesh. “August 15: Indians Remember Japan’s Role in World War II Too.” The Diplomat. 14 Aug. 2015.

Pillalamarri, Akhilesh. “There is Hope for Gay Rights in India.” The Diplomat Magazine. Issue 9, Aug. 2015.

Pillalamarri, Akhilesh. “Troubled Today, China’s Xinjiang Has a Long History.” The Diplomat. 30 July 2015.

Pillalamarri, Akhilesh. “Sorry, the United Kingdom Does Not Owe India Reparations.” The Diplomat. 24 July 2015.

Pillalamarri, Akhilesh. “Who Cares if Iran Gets a Nuke?The Diplomat. 17 July 2015.

Pillalamarri, Akhilesh and Zachary Keck. “6 Most Powerful Armies of All Time.” The National Interest. 8 July 2015.

Pillalamarri, Akhilesh. “The Case for Smaller Indian States.” The Diplomat Magazine. Issue 8, July 2015.

Pillalamarri, Akhilesh. “Taliban vs. ISIS: The Islamic State is Doomed in Afghanistan.” The National Interest. 21 June 2015.

Pillalamarri, Akhilesh. “The Future of Government: What We Can Learn from Asia.” The Diplomat. 19 June 2015.

Pillalamarri, Akhilesh. “Waterloo & Beyond: 5 Mistakes that Doomed Napoleon.” The National Interest. 14 June 2015.

Pillalamarri, Akhilesh. “India Proves its Great Power Status by Sending Troops into Myanmar.” The Diplomat. 12 June 2015.

Pillalamarri, Akhilesh. “The Desolation of Merv.” The Diplomat. 6 June 2015.

Pillalamarri, Akhilesh. “India and China: Not Very Close Neighbors, After All.” The Diplomat Magazine. Issue 7, June 2015.

Pillalamarri, Akhilesh. “The 5 Most Powerful Middle Eastern Empires of All Time.” The National Interest. 28 May 2015.

Pillalamarri, Akhilesh. “Robert Kaplan’s Right About Imperialism, Wrong About the Middle East.” The Diplomat. 28 May 2015.

Pillalamarri, Akhilesh. “5 Battles that Changed the Middle East Forever.” The National Interest. 17 May 2015.

Pillalamarri, Akhilesh. “5 Biggest Lessons from the Napoleonic Wars.” The National Interest. 14 May 2015.

Pillalamarri, Akhilesh. “Asia’s Crossroads: A Better Definition of ‘Central Asia.’ The Diplomat. 9 May 2015.

Pillalamarri, Akhilesh. “India’s Five Greatest Empires of All Time.” The National Interest. 8 May 2015.

Pillalamarri, Akhilesh. “The 5 Greatest Superpowers of All Time.” The National Interest. 6 May 2015.

Pillalamarri, Akhilesh. “5 Battles That Changed Indian History Forever.” The National Interest. 3 May 2015.

Pillalamarri, Akhilesh. “The Trouble with Dynasties.” The Diplomat Magazine. Issue 6, May 2015.

Pillalamarri, Akhilesh. “5 Epic Battles That Changed History Forever.” The National Interest. 29 April 2015.

Pillalamarri, Akhilesh. “China’s 3 Most Powerful Dynasties.” The National Interest. 26 April 2015.

Pillalamarri, Akhilesh. “India’s Nuclear-Weapons Program: 5 Things You Need to Know.” The National Interest. 22 April 2015.

Pillalamarri, Akhilesh. “Pakistan’s Nuclear-Weapons Program: 5 Things You Need to Know.” The National Interest. 21 April 2015.

Pillalamarri, Akhilesh. “1.5 Billion Muslims May Live in Asia in 2050.” The Diplomat. 4 April 2015.

Pillalamarri, Akhilesh. “Pakistan’s Looming Disaster in Yemen.” The National Interest. 1 April 2015.

Pillalamarri, Akhilesh. “Two Visions for India’s Future.” The Diplomat Magazine. Issue 5, April 2015.

Pillalamarri, Akhilesh. “How the British and the Russians Drew the Afghan-Turkmen Border.” The Diplomat. 31 March 2015.

Pillalamarri, Akhilesh. “3 Saudi Weapons of War Yemen’s Houthis Should Fear.” The National Interest. 28 March 2015.

Pillalamarri, Akhilesh. “4 Iranian Weapons of War ISIS Should Fear.” The National Interest. 25 March 2015.

Pillalamarri, Akhilesh. “Confirmed: Pakistan is Building ‘Battlefield Nukes’ to Deter India.” The National Interest. 24 March 2015.

Pillalamarri, Akhilesh. “The Lost Civilizations of Asia.” The Diplomat. 19 March 2015.

Pillalamarri, Akhilesh. “Why Saudi Arabia Needs Pakistan.” The Diplomat. 12 March 2015.

Pillalamarri, Akhilesh. “Putin: Russia’s Last Remaining Pragmatist?The National Interest. 11 March 2015.

Pillalamarri, Akhilesh. “Assessing US Military Power.” The Diplomat. 7 March 2015.

Pillalamarri, Akhilesh. “How to Approach Religion in the 21st Century: Lessons from India’s Traditions.” The Diplomat. 6 March 2015.

Pillalamarri, Akhilesh. “Debunked: Hispanic Voters Can’t Make Jeb Bush President.” The National Interest. 5 March 2015.

Pillalamarri, Akhilesh. “Hyping the AAP.” The Diplomat Magazine. Issue 4, March 2015.

Pillalamarri, Akhilesh. “Oil Prices Collapsed. Russia Won’t.” The National Interest. 26 Feb. 2015.

Pillalamarri, Akhilesh. “The 5 Most Powerful Empires in History.” The National Interest. 22 Feb. 2015.

Pillalamarri, Akhilesh. “China Should Back India for a Permanent UN Security Council Seat.” The Diplomat. 13 Feb. 2015.

Pillalamarri, Akhilesh. “India’s Great History Debate.” The Diplomat Magazine. Issue 3, Feb. 2015.

Pillalamarri, Akhilesh. “Book Review: The History of Akbar, Volume 1.” The Diplomat. 30 Jan. 2015.

Pillalamarri, Akhilesh. “Chanakya: India’s Truly Radical Machiavelli.” The National Interest. 29 Jan. 2015.

Pillalamarri, Akhilesh. “The Emergence of a New Hinduism.” The Diplomat. 29 Jan. 2015.

Pillalamarri, Akhilesh. “State of the Union: Where’s South Asia?The Diplomat. 22 Jan. 2015.

Pillalamarri, Akhilesh. “In 2015, a Milestone for Indian Literature.” The Diplomat Magazine. Issue 2, Jan. 2015.

Pillalamarri, Akhilesh. “Napoleon, Persia and India.” The Diplomat Magazine. Issue 2, Jan. 2015.

2014

Pillalamarri, Akhilesh. “3 Biggest Misconceptions About India.” The Diplomat. 31 Dec. 2014.

Pillalamarri, Akhilesh. “The Geopolitics of South Asian Political Stability.” The Diplomat. 27 Dec. 2014.

Pillalamarri, Akhilesh. “The Radicalization of South Asian Islam: Saudi Money and the Spread of Wahhabism.” Georgetown Security Studies Review. 20 Dec. 2014.

Pillalamarri, Akhilesh. “Afghanistan Finally Prosecutes Rapes.” The Diplomat Magazine. Issue 1, Dec. 2015.

Pillalamarri, Akhilesh. “Iran’s Top Spymaster Emerges From Shadows.” The Diplomat Magazine. Issue 1, Dec. 2015.

Pillalamarri, Akhilesh. “Indian Politics: Out With the Left, In With the Right.” The Diplomat. 13 Nov. 2014.

Pillalamarri, Akhilesh. “3 Lessons for Asian Development from Francis Fukuyama.” The Diplomat. 15 Oct. 2014.

Pillalamarri, Akhilesh. “Why Indian-Americans Love Modi.” The Diplomat. 1 Oct. 2014.

Pillalamarri, Akhilesh. “Forget Secrecy and Opacity: Afghanistan’s Unity Deal Represents Governance at its Finest.” The Diplomat. 26 Sept. 2014.

Pillalamarri, Akhilesh. “Kissinger is Right: ‘Asia’ is a Western Construct.” The Diplomat. 23 Sept. 2014.

Pillalamarri, Akhilesh. “The Magic of Nasta‘liq Calligraphy.” The Diplomat. 17 Sept. 2014.

Pillalamarri, Akhilesh. “Japanese Cultural Influence Grows in India.” The Diplomat. 29 Aug. 2014.

Pillalamarri, Akhilesh. “Why Militant Groups Succeed.” The Diplomat. 27 Aug. 2014.

Pillalamarri, Akhilesh. “3 Political Lessons from the Mahabharat.” The Diplomat. 23 Aug. 2014.

Pillalamarri, Akhilesh. “This 16th Century Battle Created the Modern Middle East.” The Diplomat. 21 Aug. 2014.

Pillalamarri, Akhilesh. “Why the US Spent More on Afghanistan than on the Marshall Plan.” The Diplomat. 2 Aug. 2014.

Pillalamarri, Akhilesh. “Geography and Indian Strategy.” The Diplomat. 30 July 2014.

Pillalamarri, Akhilesh. “Interview: Laos Prime Minister in Exile.” The Diplomat. 24 July 2014.

Pillalamarri, Akhilesh. “Why are South Asian States so Weak?The Diplomat. 22 July 2014.

Pillalamarri, Akhilesh. “Why the New Caliphate is Irrelevant.” The Diplomat. 3 July 2014.

Pillalamarri, Akhilesh. “Why Monarchies are still Relevant and Useful in the 21st Century.” The Diplomat. 24 June 2014.

Pillalamarri, Akhilesh. “Iran’s Important Role in the Future of the Middle East.” The Diplomat. 21 June 2014.

Pillalamarri, Akhilesh. “Why Afghanistan won’t end up like Iraq.” The Diplomat. 18 June 2014.

Pillalamarri, Akhilesh. “How the World Got the Concept of Borders Wrong.” The Diplomat. 12 June 2014.

Pillalamarri, Akhilesh. “What India Gets Wrong about China.” The Diplomat. 7 June 2014.

Pillalamarri, Akhilesh. “The Struggle for Empire and the Forces of Regionalism in South Asia.” Masters Thesis, Georgetown University. May 2014.

2011

Pillalamarri, Akhilesh. “Clapping with One Hand: the Persistence of the Sino-Indian Border Dispute.” Published by the George Washington University Undergraduate Scholars Program Journal, 2011.

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